Clipped From Harrisburg Telegraph
FIRST ALASKAN FILM SHOWN TO OFFICIALS "The Chechahcos," said to both first picture ever made in Alaska was exhibited in the auditorium of the Department of the Interior before before Secretary Weeks and othe Cabinet and Government executives. When the late President Harding visited Alaska on his ill - fated tour, he was a guest af the company making the production "on location." location." Several of the reels, then finished, finished, were run for Mrt Harding who is declared to have been interested, interested, largely owing to the fact that the history of Alaska from 1897 to 1912 is blended into .the story. The late President requested that tht showing of the finished productior be made in the White House. Picture making in Alaska has always been looked upon as out o the question owing to the distanc a unit would be from the base of supplies. Hitherto the so - called Alaskan pictures were made a Truckee, Calif., or with studio sett with salt for snow.